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India's corona tally reaches 5.6 lakh, country to begin with unlock 2

India's corona tally reaches 5.6 lakh, country to begin with unlock 2
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New Delhi, Jun 30 (UNI) India's contagion tally has reached 5,66,840, after a spike of 18,522 fresh infections in the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Fatalities due to the pandemic have increased to 16,893 across the nation after 418 more people succumbed to the virus spread since Monday.
However, there is an improvement witnessed on the recoveries front, and now the count of patients cured and discharged has reached 3,34,822, which is now 1,19,697 more, as compared to the active cases at present.
The active cases in the country are 2,15,125, the government data said.
Meanwhile, 8,60,8654 samples have beem tested for Covid till Monday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
As we step into the phase two of unlocking of the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 1600 hours on Tuesday.
In the unlock 2, beginning today the government has lifted further restrictions, however, some activities still continue to remain suspended in view of the contagion risks.
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